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05 Feb 2018
BRIDGET WINGERT EDITOR BUCKS COUNTY HERALD

PRINT IS NOT DEAD

Bridget Wingert had a vision to create a local paper in the early 2000’s when other newspapers were starting their slow decline. She made it happen and it’s still happening.  The Bucks County Herald, based in Lahaska, PA serves up local news throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties in PA and is even expanding its reach into neighboring Mercer and Hunterdon Counties in NJ. I’ve done my share of photojournalism and watched as papers round the country shed their staff.  The business […]

15 Nov 2017
CRYING CLOWN

NOT AMUSED?

Have you ever had one of those days when you pitch idea after idea to your boss and he just stares at you?

13 Nov 2017
JOHNNY HARITOS AT FREEDOM ART AND MUSIC

LOCAL ART

Johnny Haritos is a Frenchtown based artist, best know for his drawings of rock stars that are signed by the rockers.  Johnny with an eye for light, color and shape also produces pleasing and interesting photographs. I photographed him on B&W film at his recent show at Freedom Art & Music.  I really enjoyed seeing his work. Freedom Art & Music is like a lot of local galleries, offering a venue for local artists and serving as a draw for […]

07 Nov 2017
THE CHEF

OWN IT

While shooting some food photos for a local restaurant I was asked if I could get a headshot of the chef. (Of course I could!) From the moment I stepped into the kitchen I could tell who was in charge of it. She owned it. No arrogance, no belligerence, just warm, friendly, supreme confidence.

06 Nov 2017
ROBERT DEBARTH TYPEWRITER REPAIR

TYPEWRITER MAN

Robert DeBarth has been repairing and rebuilding typewriters for over 70 years.  Now you might think that business would be slow, but Robert has plenty of work.  His skills are actually in high demand.  People still love typewriters. If you’ve ever tried to fix one you know that they are like watches with hundreds of integrated parts.  It takes a specialist and there are not too many typewriter factory repair centers anymore (probably none), so Robert is at a premium. […]

05 Nov 2017
BOB RAPP_BY BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY

DOES YOUR WORK MAKE YOU HAPPY?

Sometimes. Yes? They say “work is work” and it is, of course, but if it brings us satisfaction then it’s more than work, it’s living life well. I’ve always loved my jobs, my work (except for that time in college I delivered telephone books…) and most of the time it was satisfying. That’s especially true at the end of a productive day. Boredom, fatigue and stress love to nudge their way in from time to time, but that’s normal. So […]

03 Nov 2017
TODD STONE BY BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY

DO YOU JOURNAL?

I photographed artist, Todd Stone as part of a photo project about the Artists of the Gallows Run.  We talked about journals. Todd is a well known New York artist, www.toddstone.com.  Todd witnessed, first hand, the destruction of the Twin Towers and rendered it in paintings.  Over the past 16 years he has been witnessing and painting the resurrection. Todd journals.  It settles his mind and evokes new thoughts and ideas. Journalling is right up there with mindful meditation as a […]

10 Oct 2017
HOT IRON

HOT IRON

Steve Sears bends metal.  The hard stuff, … iron. Iron doesn’t want to bend.  It takes prep.  It takes conditioning.  It takes energy.  Steve’s energy. Steve has been bending metal for decades.  He knows what he wants and how to make it happen.  Most people call Steve an artisan. He calls himself, “Steve.”  Bending iron is what he does, and does well.  He doesn’t worry about labels.  We all do what we do, whatever that may be at any given […]

04 Sep 2017
ECOLOGY FLAG

Envision-Plan-Implement

Frenchtown enjoyed two simultaneous events Labor Day Weekend that perfectly exemplified the envision-plan-implement process. A local art and performance venue, Art Yard, provided a street parade of colorfully dressed bird people, while the Frenchtown Business and Professional Association held its Riverfest event, celebrating the town, the arts and the river.  Both were a vision of the organizers who planned and implemented their events flawlessly and with joy exhibiting the perfect model for any business.   Think it, plan it, do […]

26 Jul 2017
Environmental Headshot

Interesting Headshots

Headshots are, of course, a staple of business.  People expect to see a current version and get a sense of who you are.  Headshots are typically done in a studio, which certainly works well, but may sometimes be a little less original than the person being photographed.  Your headshot should do you justice! Studio style headshots are great when large teams of people need to be photographed and consistency is important.  They can be done more quickly and efficiently when […]